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, great, you are going to be here for the celebration of the chinatown campus. tell me more about that. i've been hearing a lot about it ever since and it's lived up to all the expectations. i do want to say welcome to all of you on behalf of the staff, the faculty, the administrators and all the students at city college. we appreciate your support. the city of san francisco made this possible as did the many, many personal individual donors who came to us and did what we needed when we needed it. the most important of it being, of course -- and i am a little biased -- and that is that the community college cause is above all as far as i'm concerned. the movement that we're a part of, making a difference in hundreds of thousands of people's lives, changing the city, changing the state, changing the country, and i might add as i said to the mayor, changing the world, just look around this group, is something of which we can be very proud. we appreciate your support, we thank you for your support and we know this institution and this facility is probably going to outlive just about
of the youth commission and i've worked on this campaign for a year with chinatown community development center. i'm speaking in favor of the -- need for low income youth program and i just want to highlight -- i just want to point out that this program, we are not investing either on capital improvements for muni, or the -- or on our young people. we're doing both with the funding we have -- from the transit performance initiate source. i also want to highlight that the funding is a good fit for our pilot program. 40,000 youth would benefit from this program along with their families as well. thank you for your considerati consideration. >> supervisor wiener: next speaker. >> herbert wiener. as i prestled stated this month the difference be and the fran giants is that muni management always strikes out. presently muni is a train wreck that happened with less service and -- in addition bus stops have been deleted and bus routes altered or discontinued on grounds of making the service run faster. the transit effectiveness project attempts to speed up service which hat not done to today. the addi
. we will speak with helena wong about relief efforts in chinatown. all of that and more coming up. welcome to "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from new york city and st. louis, missouri. the death toll of superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard has jumped to 98 as more bodies are recovered by the dead. 40 people have been killed in new york city, half of them on staten island, which was overcome with devastating flooding. staten island residents have criticized local and federal officials for allegedly ignoring recovery there, saying they're in desperate need of aid. new york city is facing criticism for continuing with its famed annual marathon nday, , spite calls for postponement. supporters of a delay have argued the marathon will divert attention and resources from aiding the hundreds of thousands who still lacked power and are in need of relief. utility officials have predicted that electricity will be mostly restored to lower manhattan by the weekend. though several million from long island to new jersey c
meetings with the district attorney's office, chinatown community development center. i have a senior lunch program i go with my foot beat once a month. we go to a senior's center. after we serve the seniors lunch, we also show them the video. we had a lot of positive feedback. some of the seniors told us they were approached by these people. in addition, david chan and i went to a radio show and did a call-in. we provided an anonymous tip line. we got a lot of clues from that opportunity there. chief sure and commander biel went on chinese television. we had a media blitz with the tao daily where they covered this almost every day during the height of this heinous crime. the people in my task force, they took it very personally, just like you supervisor mar, because most were from the community. it wasn't a ten-hour or eight-hour job. these officers were very dedicated. they worked without pay. i had inspectors from richmond come to my house at night when they were off-duty and we did make very, very -- we made lots of progress in this case at the time. we recovered both video and picture
from the downtown business district to chinatown. thousands of people will be enabled with good transportation as a result of this project. now, i have a long speech here but i'm going to stop because i know every one of these other people has more important things to say. thank you to the champions. congress women spears, speaker pelosi, senator feinstein and senator boxer you will well served in washington d c and the people will be well served by this project. thank you san francisco. >> secretary lahood. thank you very much for that wonderful news. >> [inaudible] >> it's a really truly a great day for san francisco. great cities need great public transportation systems, and you know what? you know what makes our city great with all these leaders? they listen. they listen to our communities. they understand -- because for years our communities pleaded we need better transportation systems what makes our leaders so great they listen and they act. that is so wonderful. that is what standard that we have for all of our public officials. secretary lahood if you could th
difference in the lives of our friends in chinatown and we celebrate their work too and thank you very much for this very important day. [applause] >> so please check that score for me again nancy. our next speaker was once our mayor -- will always be our mayor, one that has served so well in the senate and now while she has a higher calling she still finds time to remind me "make sure i pay attention to the streets of san francisco" but she has also been a great supporter of not only transportation, but this year she's also said we're going to make sure we protect the cleanest water system this country has, our hetch hetchy. please welcome to the stage senator dianne feinstein. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much mayor lee, leader pelosi, jackie spear, david chiu. most importantly i think the finest secretary of transportation we have had, and nancy said what he has done for san francisco. i can tell you this is a secretary for california as well. [applause] whether it's riverside county, whether it's los angeles, whether it's th
, the students, the faculty, the hilton, financial district, chinatown community youth center, ccsf foundation and also the chinatown rotary club who have for the first time have given two scholarships to our students at the chinatown north beach campus. i am sure that we missed, there are so many people that have been supporting the chinatown north beach campus. it took a community to build this campus and i'm sure that we missed so many people that we have to thank tonight and if we are standing here, i'm pretty sure you want us to get on with the program. if we miss anyone, our apologies. again, thank you everyone who is here tonight for your support and your continuing support. >> now we're going to move on to the ribbon cutting. >> good morning. and welcome to the san francisco county transportation authority finance committee. i am scott weiner, the chair of the committee, to my far right is commissioner elsbernd, and to my left. and to my left is commissioner carmen chu and i want to thank from sfg tv lowe, and karm anac for the video services today. matter clerk are there any announce
leadership. over 20-25 years ago when we were struggling with the earthquake, when people in chinatown said "gosh we're really going to suffer, and if we're going to be participating in our great economy in san francisco we have to find a way for better transportation routes to transfer people up north and down south of the city, and when we call ourselves a city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflected in the plans for the central subway. this project is a vital enhancement of our public transportation system. it's going to significantly improve the movement of tens of thousands of franciscans and if you were here this past weekend when people were predicting it would be jam san francisco instead of san francisco you knew that folks were educated because of the great leadership at our mta, our county transportation, all of our transit systems and were at the highest level of educating the visitors and others to use public transportation. it will work for all of us and as we build the housing units we identified in hunter's point and treasure is
lawmaker joined the protest today. >> reporter: here in chinatown you can find places to eat shark fin soup. next year the dish will be banned that has some in the chinese community crying foul. in sap fran's chinatown you can find -- san francisco's chinatown you can find music, art and activism against a delicacy. >> when we look at it it does not make any sense. >> reporter: at the imperial palas the menu has it for $25 a bowl. they voice their opposition here to assembly bill 376 that bans the sales of shark fins. >> yes, the current law a laws you to have other parts of the shark. that is where the problem comes in. that is where, as you heard, a sense of injustice, a sense of discrimination. >> reporter: members of peta had a protest and talked about the shark fin. >> it is obtained by fishermen pulling the shark up and cut the fins off of the animals and throw them back in the water to slowly die. >> the governor signed the bill last year despite current laws that bans the practice of shark finning. >> [indiscernible] >> >> it is a delicacy. a lot of people like to seat it. >>
square, and of course thousands of residents and leaders from chinatown who went to countless public meetings provided tens of thousands of signatures, and stood for years to work extremely hard for world class transportation into the heart of our city, but we know we are building the central subway not just based on our history but for our future. by the year 2040 we will have 100,000 new households and 200,000 new workers and thousands of new daily car trips. we have to prepare for the future. let me close with a couple of quick thoughts. first i believe that our connecting community slogan it is real. we are the greatest city in the united states and we are an incredible city because our communities come together for our subway and for our giants. second, we have to do more. we have to make sure that we're taking care of not just our daily needs on muni and not just our daily needs for the pedestrians, our sierkists, those in cars, those that walk, but we have to make sure we're investing in the long-term projects, and lafltly i just want to say one thing. we know over the hi
in chinatown. they rob their victims, they beat their victims, they say they do it for profit. and fun. i'm pat collins. the story coming up, news4. >>> coming up in sports, patience can no longer be a virtue for d.c. united. what the wizards are trying to do to remedy their hapless situation. and the redskins, how they plan to shut down the eagles' big play potential as news4 at 6:00 play potential as news4 at 6:00 continues. ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. >>> tonight the brother of actress mia farrow is facing charges of child sex abuse and assault in maryland. he's accused of abusing two boys over a period of eight years. >> reporter: the accused, 66-year-old john charles villiers-farrow of edgewater, maryland, brother of actress and activist mia farrow. the crimes are alleged to have occurred between 2000 and 2009 beginning while the accusers were 9 or 10 years old. both in their 20s now came forward over the summer. >> it certainly
in chinatown, adams, morgan and other popular d.c. neighborhoods. pat collins is live with the story of one victim who says he's living in fear. pat? >> reporter: jim, how vicious is this gang? well, here now the story of one of the victims. he was attacked near this bus stop in chinatown. he's one of the gang's victims. so severe his injuries, that in the hospital they had to use staples to help his head heal. today i talked to him by phone. >> they split my head open. and my head was bleeding for like a week afterwards. and i was like knocked unconscious. >> reporter: it was june 5th, around 3:00 in the morning. he was in chinatown, he was going to take one of those buses to new york. he was attacked here, knocked to the ground, beaten and kicked unconscious. they took his cell phone, they took his money, his credit card and his backpack. and while he was still unconscious, they pushed his body beneath the seat of the bus shelter, so it wouldn't be detected. when it was over, police say this surveillance video shows the gang members hanging out at yet another bus shelter in chinatown. bec
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. this is located in chinatown. it's bonded by play street and washington street and [inaudible] to the north. folsom square is contains the free standing restroom building. it's located on the southwest corner of that park. the restroom building is the most highly visited -- free standing restroom building in the park system. it's visited by both tourists visiting chinatown and used by the locals that live in chinatown. many of them living in single room occupancy units and utilize this as an extension of their living space. portsmouth square is part of the bond under the bond program. it's 11. four million dollar program and a portion is going to the construction of a new restroom at portsmouth square. to date we have held four community meetings and today we are seeking commission approval of a concept plan that will supported at the latest community meeting. the schedule shows a completion at the end of 2013. in preparation for the project the project team has met with staff, with members of the community, with various community organizations, and a on site analysis, and again the de
. >> thank you; >> hi. >> translator: supervisor, my name is bing long tam and live in chinatown. also my father-in-law is in chinatown sro, too. my father-in-law's building had this bed bug infestation. when he goes to bed, all the bed bugs come out at night. so he got bitten pretty badly all over the neck, the head. he reported to the manager. the manager just did a real routine thing about the bed bugs. so my father-in-law went to chinatown cdc for help. so that was brought to the attention of the health department. so he couldn't even sleep well at night. so we are really hopeful that the legislation will help people to understand how they are treated and get better. we are living in a pretty bad situation once you have bed bugs. so we hope that we could get this legislation done really fast, so things will get better for us. we thank the supervisors to put such an emphasis on improving the environment for us. thank you. >> thank you. i'm going to call up a couple more name cards. [ reading speakers' names ] >> good afternoon supervisors, thank you, my name is jorge potio, a lifet
chinatown campus. >> we'd like to welcome and thank you for joining us in celebrating the opening of the new chinatown north beach campus. >> thank you for all to come tonight. >> we'd like to start by introducing our guests. trustee john miso, president of our board of trustees, trustee anita greer, vice president, board of trustees, trustee natalie burke, trustee chris jackson, trustee steve no, trustee rodrigo santos, trustee lawrence wong, student trustee william walker, we'd also like to introduce former trustees rodel rodis, allen wong, and i think peter finnican was also going to join us this evening. introduce our interim chancellor, dr. pamela fisher, our former chancellor, dr. don griffin, former chancellor dr. phillip day, and mr. mendehem, president of the citizen's bond foundation committee. >> (inaudible) mr. walker newman, and miss jacqueline liu and city of san francisco would like to recognize the honorable mayor of san francisco, the honorable david chiu, chairman of the board of supervisors. >> he's also our district 3 supervisor. >> the honorable menea cohen, the honorabl
-founder of the association for chinese families of the disabled, has been a co-coordinator of the san francisco chinatown technology disabilities project, and a strong advocate and partner with my office on how we as a city provide culturally competent and linguistickly [speaker not understood] to under served communities. she has so many awards, i'm beingv going to read them all. her most important role is she is the head director of the chinatown child development center, a children's mental health clinic of the san francisco department of public health, one out of the community behavioral health services division. nancy, i want to thank you for taking care of our kids, taking care of our parents unction taking care of our families, chinatown and our chinese community and just being part of the amazing fabric that is our mental health community here in san francisco. congratulations. (applause) >>> supervisor chiu, thank you so much for this honor. thank you, board of supervisors also. i wanted to say that our chinatown child development center just celebrated our 40th anniversary and thank you for bei
in chinatown, new play grounds and athletic fields and one of the special projects at mission play ground around 24th and valencia. yesterday we had the great pleasure of cutting a ribbon in the richmond. here in district ten there is a park renaissance. we are seeing incredible things happening thanks to the parks bond and we have a new play ground at mclaren park and new restrooms at bay view hill top and mclaren and the improvements here. since 2010 the port has been an incredible partnership and promoting our youth stewardship program and our program and we have the inaugural class and kids products of this neighborhood and learning environmental education. they are getting paid. it is work and helping to steward the land and learning leadership skills and i want to name a couple of folks from that program. kimberly who runs the vote tear programming and zoey and brenda from green acres. where is brenda? she's not here and carolyn from the port who we have worked incredibly close with. [applause] just to conclude there has been a lot of talk about team lately. chris bochy said i
san francisco native. in chinatown i am an elder. i am on the board of chinatown's committee development; and i in the business partner of darryl honda. the only see him on committee meetings and i get the rest of them. i have been working with darryl for several years. i work in three things in a partner: us you work as hard as i do? does he have personal integrity? is he smart? he meets all three criteria. he is a number one win-win problem solver. in the board of appeals there will be any winners and losers of the losers will not feel as bad when they get the message from darryl. he has an incredible ability to read people, both said and not said, and intuitively can connect with people. he listens with compassion. and with heart. and ultimately delivers a message that will be clear but with kindness. another thing, as realtors we are challenge with integrity issues everyday. it happens and open houses, in offers, from colleagues. working with him i can say 100 percent that i trust them with both my life, my real estate dealings, and ultimately with all my clients.
of market. chinatown covers that part and part of north beach. also families united, a citywide collaborative that works with families with children below the age of 18 of which there are about 1000 families year in san francisco that live in these buildings. the way that the sro collaborative first started back in the 1990s, there was a rash of serious building fires. it affected sro buildings in the communities around. back as we heard earlier, a lot of these buildings were constructed soon after the 1906 earthquake, old housing stock. a lot of deferred maintenance. a lot were built before some of the more stringent housing codes were adopted. there are a lot of challenges to these buildings that exist. they are older; they were built at a time when they were small, even the hallways are small. back to the fire. sro collaborative were established as a response to these fires. focus on organizing the tenants and trying to come up with solutions to keep fires like this from happening. one of the main things that happened that people may be familiar with is the sprink
3. that includes chinatown, fisherman's wharf, and part of the russian hill neighborhood. he was elected to the board in november of 2008 and has served as board president since january of 2009. we will get to know him and talk about the toughest issues facing them. thank you for joining us today. tell us about your background. >> my parents immigrated to the united states in the 1960's. i was the first kid born in the u.s. my parents sacrificed everything so that their kids could have the opportunities that they wanted when they came here. i grew up in the boston area and lived in different parts of boston. i went to catholic price school in dorchester, a section of boston. -- i went to catholic high school in dorchester, a section of boston. because of my parents, my brothers and i were all blessed to go to harvard university. that is where i went to school. it was intense. i stayed there for law school and have a master's in public policy from there. those are subjects i decided to study because i was interested in public service and public policy issues and government. >>
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